Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1977-04-22
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- Grateful Dead
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Set 2 Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Samson & Delilah, It Must Have Been The Roses, Dancin' In The Streets-> I Got My Mojo Workin-> Dancin' In The Streets-> The Wheel-> Terrapin Station
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|The Promised Land|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Playing In The Band|
|Scarlet Begonias ->|
|Fire On The Mountain|
|Samson And Delilah|
|It Must Have Been The Roses|
|Dancin' In The Streets ->|
|Got My Mojo Workin' ->|
|Dancin' In The Streets ->|
|The Wheel ->|
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- 7 inch Master Reels @ 7.5ips 1/2trk> Dat> Dat (44.1k), plus patches from FOB Sony ECM99A> Cassette;
- Philadelphia, PA
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- The Spectrum
Subject: My First Show
Subject: Donna on point
Subject: 2ed Scarlet Fire
gooey and mellow, also Keith shines
Subject: Incredible Half Step, Tenn Jed
These 1977 shows (Englishtown was my first) are not to be missed.
Subject: Classic Core Show
Subject: best 5 weeks post hiatus
The tape and the mix are impressive. Do not overlook this show.
Subject: My First Dead Show
Subject: Grate stuff
Subject: Lady Madonna???
Seriuosly, do not sleep on these pre May shows, they are not to be missed! The next night in Springfield is a smoker as well.
Also, love to hear Keith sprinkling in blips, bleeps, and atmospheric drones from the Moog throughout the evening.
Subject: Was there an encore
Subject: and they're off!
the fire is excellent, particularly keith, and as is often the case, it's the recording that makes it so. the samson is cool for the very long silence between the penultimate and final tearing down of the proverbial building. the terrapin is sweet, too.
the best thing about the archive: i can go on tour while i'm working! i've heard about a third of these, but not in order. so, here goes...
Subject: When everything's feeling just right...
Subject: awesome fire!!
Subject: Sound crap at first gets crystal - listen for the 31.5 min playin
After Sampson the show falters a bit.
Subject: Good first set
Many reviewers are saying that there are better '77 shows, which is true, but there are also many better shows from previous years as well, including 1976.
Subject: Betty Boards Rock!
Subject: don't miss this!
I had initially overlooked April 77 entirely before LAMA came along. All that seemed to circulate were
AUD tapes, and I was more interested in MAY 77 for
obvious reasons. But let me tell you - this show blew
me away!! And I thought I'd heard all the good 1977.
Except for a couple of AUD patches, the sound is
A+ as only 77 can be. Some of the songs have long
periods of tuning and chatter at the end - this might annoy some folks, it doesn't me. The balance is good throughout, and Donna behaves herself.
Again, one of those like 3/19/77 where the first set almosts eclipses the second. Hot versions of Deal and Tenn Jed. A rare first set Estimated that's
right out of Jamaica, with an extra funky wah-wah from Jerry that sounds like whales singing at the bottom of the sea. And nice (rare) organ playing from Keith. If this version doesn't get your butt moving, check your pulse! A great Peggy O follows
that's as sweet as a summer breeze, where Jerry's voice gives you goose bumps.
The Playin is noteworthy in that it's the last time they would close Set One with this song in 1977, Bobby preferring to close with Music or Dancin after this, or in the fall of 77, Let it Grow. Although Playin moves to Set Two where it embarks on other adventures through the year, this version leaves nothing to be desired. Mellow and spacey with lots of
amazing finger runs from Garcia and some rare synth work from Keith. This is about as close to Dark Star as you'll hear in 1977, and deserves repeated listenings.
The Scarlet>Fire gets a bit shaky in the transition, since they've only done it once before at this point, but the playing is excellent, and it succeeds in getting the set off to a good start. The Dancin is tight and well jammed, with a surprise Mojo thrown in for good measure. The Mojo features some hot "Cumberland" style licks from Jerry. And then a tasteful Terrapin builds to a blazing ending that brings the house down. I'm done, flip me over!
Not one of my top ten, but still well worth 4 stars.
Can they top this performance on 4/23? I'll let you know as soon as I get it!!
Dr. Flashback :-)
Subject: Betty Cantor
So many fine recordings from the great Mrs. Cantor-Jackson.
5 for sound and 5 for show (pretty much every 77 show for that matter).
Got MY Mojo WOrkin was a nice rare treat.
Subject: Killer SB
Let me tell you, for comparison sake, this download is just about as clear and well-mixed as the 4-30-77 show which I recently downloaded at the GD Store. Sound is five skull material. No question. The show...it's another great 1977 show but I haven't listened to it all yet, sorry, but I do that. I do know that the Playin' just might be the best I've heard from '77. Very drippy and trippy. I'm giving this download a FOUR until further notice.
07-19-05 UPDATE: I've listened to this show a few times now and I'm sticking to my 4 skullstar rating. Highlights would be another great '77 rendition of Peggy-O, the excellent Playin', a worthy Scarlet/Fire and the Wheel>Terrapin ending. A very solid outing here, maybe not one of my favorites of '77 but it's a keeper nonetheless.
Subject: Very nice